The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Twenty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Corn is also self _______ and wind pollinated, which is a process that Pollan describes in detail.
(a) Fertilized.
(b) Spread.
(c) Growing.
(d) Pollinated.

2. Pollan also makes two entrees, one of grilled and one of braised __________.
(a) Chicken.
(b) Fish.
(c) Pork.
(d) Cow.

3. Synthetic _______, invented by Fritz Haber as a side effect of his work on bombs in Germany, meant that crops could be grown without care about the amount of this substance on the Earth.
(a) Hydrogen.
(b) Potassium.
(c) Phosphorus.
(d) Nitrogen.

4. _________ foods are those that are generally recognized to be toxic to humans.
(a) Sweet.
(b) Spicy.
(c) Bitter.
(d) Sour.

5. Industrial communities sell __________, while the artisinal sells a special product.
(a) Commodities.
(b) Resources.
(c) Manpower.
(d) Marketing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan notes that the end meal was _______ for him, according to the book.

2. _________ Farm started out as a small farm that sold pre-bagged salad mix, according to the book.

3. Corn is also able to limit the ______ lost during the process of photosynthesis, according to the book.

4. Salatin doesn't follow the USDA guidelines by processing his _________ in an open air building without any walls.

5. Gasset points out to Pollan that he believes _________ returned humans back to nature, and Pollan agrees.

(see the answer key)

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